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Carol Castel
Available for Directing Engagements
Carol Castel has is highly regarded around the country as a creative, skilled and flexible freelance stage director, with a unique ability to communicate and work with singers at a variety of levels.

Her directing career has included over 50productions with such companies as: Opera Aegean; NUOVA in Edmonton, Canada; the Finnish National Opera; Aspen Opera Theater; National Opera Company in Raleigh, North Carolina; Israel Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel; Pocket Opera in Bayreuth, Germany; Opera Southwest in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mannes College of Music in New York and Operafest New Hampshire among others. Next summer she will again direct and teach at NUOVA in Canada.

Engaging Carol as Stage Director for an upcoming production brings you

  • A musician with formal and practical experience as singer and performer
  • Extensive background and practical experience in technical workings of the theater including set design and construction, lighting, costuming, stage managing, etc.
  • Extensive administrative experience
  • Exceptional communicative and teaching skills
  • 10 years of professional experience in mid-sized regional and professional companies
  • Professional experience directing operas in French, German, Italian and English and in styles from Baroque through contemporary.

Professional Directing Engagements Include the Following Companies

  • Opera Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada.
  • OperaAegean - MidAmerican Productions, New York and Athens
  • Opera Southwest - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • NUOVA - Edmonton, Canada
  • Israel Vocal Arts Institute - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Operafest New Hampshire - Concord, New Hampshire
  • Finnish National Opera - Helskinki, Finland
  • Aspen Opera Theater - Aspen, Colorado
  • National Opera Company - Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Jefferson Performing Arts Society - New Orleans, Louisianna
  • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music - Brooklyn, New York
  • Delaware Valley Opera Company - Narrowsburg, New York
  • Mannes College of Music - New York, New York

Professional Directing Engagements Include the Following Productions

  • "Orfee aux Enfers" (Offenbach)
  • "Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor" (Nicolai)
  • "La Bohemč" (Puccini)
  • "Mikado" (Gilbert & Sullivan)
  • "Cosě fan Tutte" (Mozart)
  • "L'Enfant e les Sortilčges" (Ravel)
  • "The Impresario" (Mozart)
  • "Gianni Schicchi" (Puccini)
  • "Faith" - World Premier (Michael Ching)
  • "Le Nozze di Figaro" (Mozart)
  • "Amahl and the Night Visitors" (Menotti)
  • "Street Scene" (Weill)
  • "La Serva Padrona" (Pergolesi)
  • "Orfeo" (Gluck)
  • "Student Prince" (Romberg)
  • "The Medium " (Menotti)
  • "L'Elisir d'Amore" (Donizetti)
  • "Merry Widow" (Lehar)
  • "Noye's Fludde" (Britten)
  • "Don Pasquale " (Donizetti)
  • "Suor Angelica" (Puccini)
  • "Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda"  (Monteverdi)
  • "Brundibár" (Krása)
  • "Don Giovanni" (Mozart)
  • "Die Zauberflöte" (Mozart)
  • "La Traviata" (Verdi)
  • "Trouble in Tahiti" (Bernstein)
  • "Cenerentola" (Rossini)
  • "Carmen" (Bizet)
  • "Cavalleria Rusticana" (Mascagni)
  • "Hänsel und Gretel" (Humperdinck)
  • "Die Fledermaus" (J. Strauss)
Contact Carol at nccastel@aol.com to arrange a time to discuss possible directing opportunities by phone.